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From Andreas Veithen <>
Subject Re: Your project uses a possibly LGPL dependency: com.icegreen.greenmail:greenmail
Date Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:30:17 GMT

The Greenmail library is used exclusively in unit tests. It is neither
distributed with the Apache Axis2 product nor required for it to
operate. Therefore, even if Greenmail turned out to be LGPL licensed,
this would not be an issue for the Axis2 project.


On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 8:36 PM, Steve Rowe <> wrote:
> Hi, my name is Steve Rowe, and I'm a member of the Apache Lucene PMC.
> We recently discovered that the "greenmail" Java library, which declares its
> license as ASLv2 in its POM and elsewhere, has LGPL license headers in its
> source code files.  In response the Lucene project reverted a recent commit
> containing this depedency.
> I conducted a survey of current Apache releases and found that four Apache
> projects include source code that links to the "greenmail" library: Syncope,
> OODT, Oozie and Geronimo.  Additionally, Axis2 has a Maven POM that includes
> a "greenmail" dependency, though I couldn't find any current releases
> containing this dependency.  Details are posted on
> <>; I would appreciate your
> project's involvement.
> An issue was filed with the greenmail project on Sourceforge earlier this
> year asking for clarification <>,
> but there has been no response on that issue, or any other issue, for that
> matter - the project may be dead, as it has seen no activity for some time.
> Steve

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